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    • 04 Nov 2014
    • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Brown Palace 321 17th St.
    City Club of Denver is pleased to welcome Brian Vogt, the Chief Executive Officer of the Denver Botanic Gardens, to talk about the wonderful evolution of the Denver Botanic Gardens and where the organization is headed. The Denver Botanic Gardens remains an important cultural asset of the Denver Metro community. From its humble founding in 1951, The Denver Botanic Gardens has blossomed to include three unique sites:  the Denver Botanic Gardens on York, the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, and Mount Goliath.  The Denver Botanic Gardens leads in the championing native plants and environmentally responsible horticultural practices.  Over the last seven years, the Board and staff embarked on an ambitious Master Plan that transformed the gardens and positioned the Denver Botanic Gardens as one of the top five public gardens in the Country. The Denver Botanic Gardens has also become well known for their summer concert series and the incorporation of important exhibitions of art into the gardens. Recently, the Denver Botanic Gardens hosted the tremendously successful Chihuly exhibit that resulted in hundreds of thousands of people visiting the York Street facility.   

    ABOUT BRIAN VOGT

    Brian Vogt has been the CEO of the Denver Botanic Gardens since April 2007.  His 34 years of community leadership and an extensive background in fundraising, organizational management, communications and branding, cultural development and volunteer coordination, have proven invaluable as the Gardens engages in a historic capital campaign and the subsequent build-out of its Master Development Plan.  In the past seven years, over 65 construction projects and over $63 million dollars worth of investments have been completed, including the Science Pyramid, Mordecai Children’s Garden, the new parking complex, the Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center and the Greenhouse Complex.  Also during this timeframe, the Gardens’ membership base, operating revenue and visitation have more than doubled, making it now one of the top five public gardens in America.   

    Previously, Brian served in three Cabinet positions for the State of Colorado from 2004 through January of 2007, including all three years as Director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, which includes the Colorado Tourism Office.

    Brian also served for over a year as the Secretary of Technology and as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, and was a member of the Governor’s Homeland Security and All-Hazards Senior Advisory Committee.

    He is on the Board of the America Public Garden Association, Porter Adventist Hospital and Plant Select, co-founded and chaired for five years the Greater Littleton Youth Initiative, and managed the incorporation movement that created the City of Centennial. Prior to working for the State, Brian spent 14 years as the President of the South Metro Chamber of Commerce.  He holds a BA from the University of Colorado with a double major in Classical Antiquity and Political Science.

    ON THE MENU

    Goat Cheese & Thyme Baguette, Mixed Baby Garden Lettuce, Roma Tomato, Herb Vinaigrette

    English Cut Prime Rib of Beef

    OR

    Farfalle Pasta
    Roasted Vegetables and Sundried Tomato Cream

    • 18 Nov 2014
    • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Brown Palace 321 17th St.
    Another election season has closed. What were the trends? The surprises? City Club of Denver welcomes member Floyd Ciruli to give his always thoughtful take on the results.

    ABOUT FLOYD CIRULI

    Floyd Ciruli is a pollster and political analyst. His firm, Ciruli Associates, provides consulting, strategy, policy management, public opinion research, public relations and management to a host of public policy projects. Clients include major Colorado corporations, business and civic associations. Among Denver-based Ciruli Associates’ specialties is consulting for government, nonprofit and corporate organizations proposing initiatives for public approval.

    Ciruli holds a law degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA. Ciruli is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). He is the Past-President of the Pacific Chapter of AAPOR. Ciruli is a board member of the Social Science Foundation of the University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies, the Georgetown Law Alumni Board and the Past-President of the Denver Athletic Club. He is a native of Pueblo, Colorado.

    Ciruli hosts a blog at www.fciruli.blogspot.com for political news and analyses of current trends and public opinion on the web.

    ON THE MENU

    House Greens with Julienne Vegetables, Roma Tomato, Balsamic Vinaigrette

    Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon, Basil Lemon Beurre Blanc

    OR

    Butternut Squash Ravioli, Wilted Spinach
    Oven Dried Tomatoes Pine Nuts, Sage Cream

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21 Oct 2014 I-70, Thinking Outside the Freeway
07 Oct 2014 Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock
23 Sep 2014 Colorado’s Senate Race – The Eyes of the Country Are Upon Us
02 Sep 2014 The Denver of the Future
20 May 2014 State Pension Issues – How is Colorado PERA Positioned?
06 May 2014 Public Private Partnerships or P3s- How They Work and What They Mean for the Future
29 Apr 2014 Trading Up – Colorado’s Relationship with Its Northern Neighbor
21 Apr 2014 Union Station Tour
08 Apr 2014 What’s Old is New Again – How Union Station Redevelopment Will Transform Denver
18 Mar 2014 Electoral Reform in Colorado: Rising Above the Fray
04 Mar 2014 Generational Differences: What a New, Younger Generation Means to the Colorado Work Environment
18 Feb 2014 What’s the Flight Plan? Drones and UAVs: Where This Technology Can Take Us.
04 Feb 2014 Denver Museum of Nature & Science Talk and Tour - Special Program
21 Jan 2014 Colorado Economic Outlook 2014: As Good as Promised?
07 Jan 2014 Governor John Hickenlooper
17 Dec 2013 Denver's Microbrewing Explosion
03 Dec 2013 Passport to Paris with Angelica Daneo
19 Nov 2013 Floods of 2013 with Chief Recovery Officer Jerre Stead
12 Nov 2013 Citizens Divided with Chantell Taylor
29 Oct 2013 America's Greatest Foreign Policy Challenges with Ambassador Christopher Hill
15 Oct 2013 Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth with Reza Aslan
24 Sep 2013 Former Secretary of the Interior and Senator Ken Salazar
10 Sep 2013 Mayor of Denver Michael B. Hancock's Annual Engagement
21 May 2013 Sports fans around the world: DO WE HAVE YOUR ATTENTION?
07 May 2013 Arts and Culture in Denver – A High-Stakes Game of Musical Chairs?
16 Apr 2013 The China Challenge
02 Apr 2013 US Patent and Trademark Office Opens in Denver – a Milestone Moment for the Region
19 Mar 2013 Governing a Purple State: Colorado Politics and Policy
05 Mar 2013 Water for Metro Denver in the 21st Century
19 Feb 2013 Colorado's Challenge in Building a Higher Education System for the 21st Century
05 Feb 2013 Attorney General John Suthers – Keeping Colorado a Great Place to Live
22 Jan 2013 Gun Control - Protection and Politics with Dave Kopel
08 Jan 2013 Governor John Hickenlooper
18 Dec 2012 Denver’s Obscure History and Ethnic Influences
04 Dec 2012 Colorado’s Economic Outlook – Views from the Fiscal Cliff
13 Nov 2012 Election results with Floyd Ciruli
06 Nov 2012 DAM curator Timothy Standring and the "Becoming Van Gogh" Exhibition
16 Oct 2012 From Triad to Dyad: Cutting the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Budget
02 Oct 2012 2012 Elections: The World's View
25 Sep 2012 DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg
11 Sep 2012 Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock
15 May 2012 South Platte River: From Denver's Cesspool to Park--We've Come A Long Way! - ANNUAL MEETING
01 May 2012 All Tracks Lead to Denver Union Station: An Exciting Update on the Station’s Redevelopment
17 Apr 2012 City Club's 90th Anniversary Celebration!
03 Apr 2012 Legislative Update
20 Mar 2012 Renewable Energy: How Technology Innovation is Changing our Energy Future with NREL President Dr. Dan Arvizu
08 Mar 2012 Are College Sports Broken? with NCAA President Mark Emmert
06 Mar 2012 Arab Spring One Year Later: Learning form the Tunisian Experience with Ambassador Casey
21 Feb 2012 Colorado and US -Impediments for Growth and Economic Outlook for 2012 with Fed VP Mark Snead
07 Feb 2012 Meet Denver's New Police Chief Robert White
17 Jan 2012 Images of Afghanistan & Pakistan: Schools-The Path to Literacy, Education, and Empowerment for Young Women
03 Jan 2012 Governor John Hickenlooper
20 Dec 2011 CANCELLED! Tax Policy, Economic Growth, and Deficit Reduction in the United States with Congressman Mike Coffman
06 Dec 2011 Telling the City’s Stories with The Denver Post's Tina Griego
15 Nov 2011 Continuing Frontiers in Stem Cells with Dr. Dennis Roop
01 Nov 2011 Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas Production: Economic Miracle or Environmental Disaster?
25 Oct 2011 Dominic Tierney - The American Way of War
04 Oct 2011 Andrew Romanoff on International Development
20 Sep 2011 Energy and the Environment in America: The Colorado Story
06 Sep 2011 Denver's New Mayor Michael Hancock Kicks-Off the 2011-12 City Club Year
31 May 2011 Haiti Post Earthquake: Challenges Faced When Moving from Relief to Reconstruction
24 May 2011 Consulate General of Mexico Discusses Mexican/U.S. Relations
17 May 2011 Cities of Splendor: A Journey through Renaissance Italy
10 May 2011 Revisiting U.S. Energy and Nuclear Policy in Light of Fukushima Daiichi Accident
03 May 2011 Colorado's Initiative Process: The Importance of Protecting Our State's Constitution
26 Apr 2011 Mosques and Burning The Qur’an: Islam as a Media Spectacle
19 Apr 2011 Waiting for Superman
12 Apr 2011 Democracy in Action: A Conversation with Candidates for Denver Mayor
05 Apr 2011 National Security and Information Sharing: An FBI Perspective
29 Mar 2011 Legislative Update
22 Mar 2011 No Labels featuring Dottie Lamm
15 Mar 2011 Tourism & Conventions: Leading Denver out of the Recession with Richard Scharf
08 Mar 2011 Oil, Drugs, and Rockets Roll with Greg Dobbs
01 Mar 2011 Do The Right Thing in Afghanistan
22 Feb 2011 A Makeover for Five Points
15 Feb 2011 Bringing Art to Denver or How Horse Trading Serves as the Basic Tool for Creating Major Exhibitions in the Mile High City
08 Feb 2011 City Club of Denver: Shaping the Future
01 Feb 2011 Colorado Coalition for the Homeless: 25 Years of Service to the Community
25 Jan 2011 Understanding the U.S. Health Care Conundrum
18 Jan 2011 Business and Job Growth: A Rosy Picture or Status Quo?
11 Jan 2011 No Event Jan 11 - Please Attend IIE Event
04 Jan 2011 Under the Eagle's Wing: A Report Card on our National Security Strategy
14 Dec 2010 A Performance from PHAMALy
07 Dec 2010 Running Dry: A Journey From Source to Sea Down the Colorado River
30 Nov 2010 Our Electric Future? Coal and Other Options for Affordable, Reliable, Responsible Power
16 Nov 2010 2010 Colorado Mid-Term Election Campaigns, Character and National Trends
09 Nov 2010 Medical Marijuana: Solution or Work in Progress
02 Nov 2010 Denver Health – A Commitment to Excellence
26 Oct 2010 The Truth Behind the Talk
19 Oct 2010 John Hickenlooper: Why I'm Running for Governor
12 Oct 2010 The History Colorado Center – A New Canvas for Colorado's History
05 Oct 2010 Amendment 63: Health care choice or a false promise of opting out of federal health care requirements?
28 Sep 2010 DEBATE: Ballot Measures 60, 61 & 101
21 Sep 2010 Tom Tancredo: Why I’m Running for Governor
14 Sep 2010 Denver Safety: Reforms, Accountability and the Discipline Process
07 Sep 2010 Denver's Challenges and Opportunities with Mayor John Hickenlooper
27 Apr 2010 Becoming Less Gullible: Lessons from the Financial Meltdown
20 Apr 2010 The Blueprint: How Democrats Won the Election, and Why Republicans Should Care
30 Mar 2010 Legislative Round Table
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